First edition Ulysses, sketches by Yeats the top selling lots

Auction results: Strong prices for Midleton whiskey, first editions and diamond rings

Auction results

Whyte's, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Christmas Auction, December 9th. Lot 229, first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, €19,000 (€7,000-€10,000). Lot 254, Fabergé egg, €5,100 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 285, Midleton 30-year-old Pure Pot Still Irish whiskey, €4,400 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 286, Midleton 26-year-old whiskey, €4,400 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 287, Midleton 25-year-old whiskey, €4,200 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 253, arts and crafts silver porringer, €2,800 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 267, Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 wristwatch, €2,100 (€2,000-€2,500). Lot 11, Francis Bacon exhibition poster, €1,800 (€800-€1,200). Lot 185, John Luke Farmhouse, Ballyaghagan, pair of woodblocks, €1,400 (€600-€800). Lot 256, silver greyhound, €460 (€150-€200). For more results see whytes.ie

Adam's, 26 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Important Irish Art, December 5th. Lot 93, Oisin Kelly, Children of Lir, €36,000 (€30,000-€50,000). Lot 73, Erskine Nichol, It Won't Slip This Time, €32,000 (€15,000-€25,000). Lot 28, Gerard Dillon, Near Moyard, €30,000 (€30,000-€40,000). Lot 33, Daniel O'Neill, Jeanie, €23,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 92, Rory Breslin, Mask of the Atlantic, €17,000 (€6,000-€8,000). Lot 63, Michael Farrell, The Third Very Real Irish Political Picture, €15,000 (€20,000-€30,000). Lot 41, Louis le Brocquy, Battersea Boy, €14,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 48, FE McWilliam, Peace B, €12,000 (€8,000-€12,000).  Lot 43, Louis le Brocquy, Image of Samuel Beckett, €12,000 (€12,000-€16,000). For more results see adams.ie

Adam's, as above. Fine Jewellery & Watches, December 4th. Lot 116, diamond necklace by Graff, 18-carat gold, weight of diamonds 25-30cts, €22,000 (€30,000-€40,000). Lot 22, Edwardian diamond tiara-necklace, €21,000 (€12,000-€15,000). Lot 202, single-stone diamond ring, €20,000 (€6,000-€8,000).  Lot 54, gold and coral Alhambra necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, €16,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 56, gold and ivory Alhambra necklace, €15,500 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 273, sapphire and diamond ring, €11,000 (€7,000-€9,000). Lot 146, diamond pendant earclips by Harry Winston, €11,000 (€6,000-€8,000). Lot 172, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Mouwad, €8,500 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 34, art deco onyx and diamond bracelet, €7,500 (€4,500-€5,500). For more results see adams.ie

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Rare Book & Manuscript sale, December 4th. Lot 666, WB Yeats, The Wanderings of Oisin: Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics, 1892, inscribed "to my friend Maud Gonne", €48,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 327, rare copy of Isaac Newton, Analysis Per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, ae Differentias: Cum Enumerationae Linearum Terti Ordinis, €26,000 (€8,000-€12,000). Lot 546, pair of pince-nez glasses belonging to James Joyce from the collection of his friend Thomas Pugh, €17,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 543, letter from James Joyce to Thomas Pugh, €14,000 (€8,000-€10,000). Lot 665, James and Lucia Joyce,  The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies, €13,000 (€5,000-€7,000). Lot 677, Seamus Heaney, Crediting Poetry: Nobel Lecture 1995, signed "true" first edition,  €10,000 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 600, Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, 1953 first edition, €9,500 (€10,000-€15,000). For more results see fonsiemealy.ie

Hegarty Antiques and Fine Art, Bandon, Co Cork. December 9th. Lot 3, emerald and diamond art deco ring, €4,400 (€4,000-€6,000). Lot 27, pair of Louis XVI kingwood, side tables with ormolu mounts, €1,450 (€2,000-€4,000).  Lot 48, fold-over tea table, €625 (€600-€800). Lot 164, French mantle clock, €500 (€400-€600). See hegartyantiques.com

Lynes & Lynes, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, December 1st. Lot 115, Irish 19th-century mahogany dining table, €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000). Lot 116, set of 12 mahogany dining room chairs, original condition, €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000). Lot 100, French kingswood display cabinet with inlaid Sèvres porcelain plaques,  €1,300 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 360, mahogany and  satinwood cabinet, €1,300 (€800-€1,200). Lot 388, Fritz Zerritsch, The Blacksmiths,  €1,350 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 200, Regency brass six-branch chandelier, €1,100 (€600-€800). See lynesandlynes.com

Forthcoming auctions

Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath.  The annual two-day Holiday Antiques and Interiors Auction will be held at the Oldcastle salerooms on Saturday, December 29th and Sunday, December 30th, at 2.30pm each day.  The Saturday auction, comprising lots 1-500, includes the contents of 17 Temple Gardens, Dublin 6, a house which was in the ownership of the same family for more than a century. The Sunday sale, lots 501-1096, features jewellery, watches, silver, objets de vertu and a single-owner collection of jewellery which was put together over a period of 30 years. Catalogues for both sales will go online on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, November 20th. See matthewsauctionrooms.com

Arminta Wallace

Arminta Wallace

Arminta Wallace is a former Irish Times journalist

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